That CF looks super sexy
...yes, looks good.But with Monarch you`ll definitely leave an impression on the beach.Guaranteed.
It doesn't matter at all though...
L2F you may also consider 134 Monarch.I am lighter than you and very happy with it.
The board has decent amount of rocker /was very nicely surprised when I got it/ and feels very smooth for such capable freestyle board.
Sorry,I can`t compare the Monarch w/ Raptor Pro but I`ll give you my feedback about the boards I had.
The reason is when I decided to get Monarch I was struggling as there was very little info around /still/ so I bought it just by feeling.
I had NHP and North Team before the Monarch and it is by far smoothest from all /although NHP had much more flex/.
Landings are much softer.Like landing on white water -this is how I could describe it.
Loaded it has tons of grip but loose when ridden flat.My previous boards were with much bigger 5 cm fins compared to Monarch...
Lately I am thinking to buy boots for it and this size seems very suitable for me.